LION (1855, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1855
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.L. Wolverton
Original Owner and Location:
Robert Lee et al., Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24" x 38" engine, Detroit Locomotive Works. 9' diameter propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
102'
Beam:
22' 2"
Depth:
7' 3"
Tonnage (old style):
150 14/95
History

1855, May 30 Enrolled Detroit, MI.

1857, Jan 23 Owned by Lake Navigation Co of Buffalo, NY.

1858, Apr 12 Sold to M.B. Kean, Newport, MI.

1858, Aug 14 Owned William Dana.

1860, Sep 12 Struck broadside by propeller JAMES E. EAGLE, Detroit River - both heavily damaged.

1862, Jun 4 Damaged by collision with tug E.C. BLISH, St. Clair River.

1863 Report condemned & abandoned - no details.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

LION (1855, Tug (Towboat))
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LION (1855, Tug (Towboat))